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Sixteen-year old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a day-dreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally this is not a problem as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. Except from her best friend Kyle and her grandparents, of course. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky even for her.
Enter Dillan Sloan. Selena has seen the new guy in a different dream, and he is even more droolworthy in person. Beyond the piercing blue eyes and tousled dark hair, there is something else that draws her to him. Something…electric. Unfortunately, Dillan makes it more than clear that he does not feel the same. They just met, so why would he act like he hates her?
When Dillan and Selena are forced together one weekend to work on a school project, Selena prepares to be ignored as usual. But when she stumbles across a few undead in the backyard, Dillan comes to her rescue and reveals a whole lot more. Not only is he part of a society that hunts otherworldly creatures…she is too. And she is being targeted by a force bigger and darker than anything she ever imagined. Despite her death dream, Selena is not going to give up easy, especially when she discovers that Dillan might not actually hate her after all.
Till Death is story about teens, actually sixteen year old Selena, who has been having visions for some time now. Even though it terrifies her at the same time she is used to keeping her secret and only her best friends know it. It was easy to control it until certain events, which started after Dillan's arrival, started to happen. He on the other hand knows what he is and he's raised to control it and rule the power within. When he sees that some powerful creatures are threatening and attacking girl who's been an unsolved mystery to him. Let's just say, he never leaves things unsolved.
Now we come to pros and cons of this story.
Pros: The whole idea of paranormal creatures and their hierarchy presented here was the most appealing aspect of the story to me. It was great to see how that all functioned not only in their city but on a higher level. The other thing is the whole storyline which was nicely planed and built.
Cons: The characters themselves. They were so stereotypical that it bored me till death. The whole Dillan being bad, perfectly-looking, arrogant boy got on my nerves from the start. Selena was totally neutral for me as for her feelings. She was meh, most of the time. Generally I couldn't care less for either of them. Which was the biggest obstacle for me.
At the end of the day I think that younger readers who enjoy typical bad-boys could enjoy this book much more than I did.
Rating: 2.5 stars.
Until the next time,
***NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, Entangled Teen. Thank you!
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